The Comic Strip Plays On The Vast Opinions

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Job 1. Read the following Peanuts comic and respond in a way that indicates that you understand its meaning. http://www.peanuts.com/comicstrips/3259443/#.VCWsuleCWSr The comic strip plays on the vast opinions and interpretations on the role of personal suffering in life. Some view it as a bad omen caused by the actions of the individual suffering. Others view suffering as a part of life and is required in order to mature. The characters also ignore the other opinions and interpretations presented. They defend their interpretations at all times. 2. Make 5 important observations from chapters 1 and 2 of Job and your responses to them. “That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.” (1:1) Job is described as strong follower of God. This makes the test more meaningful because if Satan could cause a routinely sinful person to sin, the challenge would not prove Satan’s full “potential” in distracting humans from God. “Satan answered the Lord, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” (1:7) This indicates that Satan is active and moving throughout the “world” we live in. “But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” (1:11) Even when talking to God, Satan uses tempting or challenging language. The Lord even accepts his challenge. “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the
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